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Pen-pals share lifelong friendship

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In 1964, the Beatles ruled, the Rolling Stones rocked and having a pen pal was all the rage. Debbie Whitworth, then 12, was living in Lincolnton when her aunt sent her the address of a 12-year-old English girl. The girl’s name was Lee, and she was the daughter of her…

New ministry focuses on letters

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The ministry “Letters from Dad” was born during the aftermath of a death. George Vaughn, the ministry’s creator, was cleaning out his father’s house and putting things in order when he came across a tackle box. Inside, there were rusted fishing hooks and rotted fishing line. His first instinct was…

Lions Club hosts vision screening Oct. 24

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Did you know that diabetes is one of the leading causes of blindness? In honor of October being Diabetes Month, the Diabetes Education Program and Self Management Program of Lincoln Medical Center, in cooperation with the Lincolnton Lions Club, will sponsor a free diabetes health fair Monday, Oct. 24 at…

Around Town 10/19/2005

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YARD/BAKE SALE Alternative Steps, 720 E. Main St., will hold a yard/bake sale from 7 a.m. to noon Saturday. Proceeds will go toward dance competitions. Alternative Steps is located across from Family Dollar in Lincolnton. LIONS CLUB The Lincolnton Lions Club will be having a three-day broom sale Oct 20-22…

Local crowned queen

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Eggs’-acting art form an award winner

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Wendy Payseur of Boger City was already an artistic and her preferred medium was oils on canvas. One day, though, she decided to take her love of oil paintings one step further. Enter the egg — but not just any egg. “I started by decorating a goose egg for my…

Lincolnton teen to play volleyball in Holland

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While most athletes dream of competing in the Olympics, all but a few give up before they even come close. But 18-year-old Hannah Reynolds is grabbing her chance to play volleyball on a global level. Next July, on the heels of her high school graduation, she’ll fly to Holland, where…

Addition of clock completes the branch library’s interior

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After years of fund-raising, planning and working, the final finishing touch has been added at the Florence Soule Shanklin Branch Library in Denver. A new clock completes the newest library in the county. It is made from a durable wood composite that makes the clock lightweight and has been in…

Saturday seminar to focus on women’s health issues

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Women across eastern Lincoln County will have the opportunity to hear about topics of wellness, health and beauty at the second annual “It’s All About You” education seminar, which will be held from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. on Saturday. The seminar, sponsored by Lincoln Medical Center (LMC), will be…

Successful fund raiser held at McDonalds

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The annual “McTeacher’s Night” fund-raiser for Catawba Springs Elementary School was an overwhelming success according to school officials. Media Specialist Carla Detter has been at Catawba Springs for seven years and says the fund-raiser is good for the school. “Kids see us in a different light, sweeping up in the…